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Versace Mansion Tours (No Longer Available)

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August 14, 2008 By Gus in  | 17 Comments

The Versace Mansion on Ocean Drive is the second most photographed house in the United States.

We received an email from the public relations company for Casa Casuarina, announcing that the folks over at Versace House are going to start offering guided tours at the mansion:

Ever wonder what’s behind the doors of the über famous and ultra-exclusive celebrity haunt, Casa Casuarina in South Beach?  Well, now you can find out.  The mansion is opening its doors to the public for the first time ever, with Casa Experience, a series of fascinating guided tours honoring the venue’s iconic history and legendary architectural beauty, Monday, August 18 - Tuesday, September 30, 2008.  The unique and memorable guided historical tours, accommodating a maximum of 20 people each and spanning 45 minutes, will be given three times a day throughout the breathtaking historic property – at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - and are priced at $50 per person, on a first come/first served basis.”

The mansion is best known for being the home of fashion designer, Gianni Versace, who was murdered on the front steps to the gate by Andrew Cunanan in July 1997 after being followed home from a nearby café.

The house was purchased from the Versace Estate in 2000 by telecommunications billionaire, Peter Loftin,  for approximately $19 million.

Most people think the Casa Casuarina is for members only, but this is no longer the case. Last year, Mr. Loftin began allowing anyone to book rooms at the Mansion, just like a hotel. Rooms start at around $1,200 a night.

In addition to the guided tour, they will also be serving breakfast for $25 and lunch for $35.

The tour sounds fun. Who wants to go?

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17 Comments on

"Versace Mansion Tours (No Longer Available)"

daniela arroyo says:

its been the greates tour ive had in florida, lots of history besides versace;freeman and columbus facts too!! fun, fashion tour… great service and food, id like to be a member!!...

Posted on 08/24/2008 at 10:32 AM

Gus says:

Hi, daniela, welcome to MiamiBeach411.

Happy you enjoyed the tour. If you have any friends who want to see what it was like, you show them this…

[Rare Video] Inside Casa Casuarina

Did you have the same tour guide as me and Lee?

Posted on 08/25/2008 at 8:54 AM

laday fisher says:

was lunch good value for money laday fisher

Posted on 09/14/2008 at 12:41 PM

Marilyn says:

Hi, I live here in Miami, Florida.  My daughter will be turning “15” (latin tradition) soon and I would like to know if pictures by a professional can be taken in the mansion?  If yes, is there some kind of list of photographers allowed into the mansion for picture taking sessions and what is the fee.  Also, is there a phone number where I can speak to someone directly in the mansion.  Thank you.

Posted on 11/20/2008 at 11:35 AM

Margaret says:

Where do you buy tickets for the Versace mansion tour?

Posted on 03/31/2010 at 1:32 PM

Elektra says:

My husband and I will be visiting Miami October 19 through 23. This is the first trip for both of us. How do we purchase tickets for the Versace mansion tour? Thanks very much.

Posted on 10/01/2010 at 10:04 AM

Elektra says:


Posted on 10/11/2010 at 2:23 PM

Lidia says:

I would like to make reservation for the Versace Mansion Tour and lunch for 2 people on June 5th, 2012 at 1100, can you please let me know who to contact?

Posted on 05/27/2012 at 12:05 AM

Gus says:

Hi, Lida. The Versace Mansion no longer offers tours, but the restaurant is open to the public. Not sure if they’re are open for lunch, though. You’ll have to call them and ask.

Posted on 06/02/2012 at 9:40 AM

Brenda says:

The price is still the same $50.00 dollars and is per person? I’m very interesting me and my three boys have a tour in the house.  Thank you.

Posted on 03/29/2013 at 10:22 PM

Rita says:

We will visit Miami Beach on Thanksgiving and stay over till December 2nd.
What is the best way to vist Versace Mansion ? Tour?
What are the hours of operation in late November?

Posted on 11/25/2013 at 4:23 PM

Gus says:

Hi Rita, the Versace Mansion was sold for $41.5 million to the Hotel Victor, next door. I’m not sure if they’re still offering tours of the Mansion. You may want to call and ask them. The phone number of the Hotel Victor is - (305) 779-8700.

Posted on 11/26/2013 at 6:01 AM

Destiny says:

Who do I contact for dinner at the Versace mansion?

Posted on 06/04/2014 at 12:08 PM

Jeff Calderon says:

Id like to go to the Versace mansion for a tour and also a night party there . I love Versace and thats pretty much what I wear.. can anyone help ? .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
. Thanks ..... Jeff

Posted on 08/06/2014 at 9:59 PM

sonia says:

Buenas noches, necesito saber horarios, precio, direccion y si las visitas son grupales…..
Aguardo respuesta….
Muchas gracias…

Posted on 09/21/2015 at 10:33 PM

chakola paris says:

me and my 2 girlfriends are visiting Miami in May 2016 and would like to take a tour is the tour still $50.

Posted on 02/23/2016 at 3:48 PM

Amata says:

Are you still offering tours of the Versace Mansion, will be in Miami on 3/23-3/25, please let me know and if so, how do I book the tour? Thanks

Posted on 03/18/2016 at 9:03 PM

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